Apex The Catalyst Red Blend 2010

Red Blends from Columbia Valley, Washington

Price: $18.00 $14.39
Save $3.61 (20%)
Item No. 124879
  • WS90
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

Dark purple in color, the 2010 Catalyst has a Cabernet-driven nose of cassis, forest floor and eucalyptus; cigar tobacco, cocoa dust and pepper. Rich, elegant and inviting, with dark fruit, brown spice and toasty oak flavors, the tannins are extremely silky and approachable allowing the fruit to shine on the palate whilst adding weight and structure.

Blend: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 5% Malbec, 5% Syrah

Critical Acclaim

"Supple, broad and expressive, offering ripe, focused currant, cherry and mint flavors on a shiny beam that lingers on the finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec and Syrah."
90 Points

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Rating:
(10/18/2013)
Style: Smooth & Supple
Pair with: Pasta > Mushroom
Solid red. Better than the Novelty Hill. Medium body, not overly tannic and ready to quaff now.
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(10/29/2013)
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Learn About Apex

Washington Hills Cellars is one of Washington's largest and most respected independent wineries. Our three brands, Washington Hills, Bridgman, and Apex cover the spectrum of wines. From the beginning, the concept behind Apex wine has been to produce a limited quantity of reserve wines so special and so outstanding that they represent the ultimate in winemaking, "ne plus ultra."

Learn About Columbia Valley

Columbia Valley is the largest of Washington State's wine growing regions, with almost 11 million acres. It encompasses a number of smaller regions, including Yakima Valley, Walla Walla Valley, Red Mountain and more. The vast area consists of a range of climates, allowing viticulturists to plant a diverse selection of grape varieties. Most wineries plant rows sparsely, which...

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Learn About Other Red Blends

Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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